Trainer Highlight: Corey Klitzke

Trainer Highlight - Corey Klitzke

Corey Klitzke is a certified personal trainer at Elite Sports Club-Brookfield. Corey has a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and has years of training experience. He is always looking to share his knowledge to help improve the lives of all his clients. Learn more about Corey’s personal training background and experience!

Meet Corey Klitzke

  1. Out of which Elite locations do you conduct training?

I am a Senior Personal Trainer at Elite Sports Club-Brookfield.

  1. How long have you been a personal trainer and how long have you worked at Elite?
I have been training and teaching people in different capacities since 2016. I started at Elite in March 2022.
  1. What made you want to start working as a personal trainer and/or for Elite?
I was involved in athletics during most of my schooling and I had a really good coach in high school that made me appreciate the inner workings of exercise and fitness. He taught exercise science classes at my undergrad university, so it was easy to decide what I wanted to study and do for a career.
  1. What is your favorite part about being a personal trainer?

Helping people create and refine goals that they will then accomplish. I also really like teaching new movements and exercises to people and watching them eventually excel at them.

  1. What areas of exercise/fitness do you consider to be your specialty?

Strength and conditioning, Olympic weight lifting, and general resistance training. I’m really analytical, so designing workouts and programs is also a strength of mine.

  1. What has been your biggest personal struggle with health/fitness?

My posture and mobility have never been as good as I have wanted. I’ve made small improvements here and there, but it is an area I definitely need to focus on more.

  1. What has been your biggest personal accomplishment with health/fitness?

For a long time I wanted to be able to back squat twice my body weight. After focusing more of my attention on squatting for a period of time, I was able to do it. It wasn’t the prettiest rep, but the time I spent preparing paid off.

  1. What advice do you give people who are starting a workout program for the first time or after a long absence?
Start easier than you think you should. The first week or two of a program after being absent for a while always makes me sore. After that initial period it mostly goes away, but it is just better to start off easier.
  1. What advice do you give people who are struggling to make health/fitness a priority or are getting bored/burned out?

The gym/fitness center is a playground of equipment. If things are getting boring or stale, try something new. Maybe try using free weights instead of machines or vice versa for a bit. Maybe try a different form of cardio. Maybe try out an exercise class you wouldn’t normally consider. Sometimes the solution is to take a small break and reevaluate or create some new goals. There is nothing wrong with taking a small break to let your body and mind heal and reset.

  1. What personal advice do you give someone who is looking to get to a healthier point in their life in general?

Goal setting and consistency are both very important. Sometimes tiny routine changes can make a huge difference. Being healthy isn’t just about physical health. Take some time to care for mental and emotional health as well.

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